Faculty & Research
Finance entrepreneur support
The Entrepreneurship Centre at Oxford Saïd provides a range of programming to educate and develop an entrepreneurial mindset. The aim is to give our students the skills and support to either start their own venture or to be a force for entrepreneurial change within existing organizations.
For finance entrepreneurs:
- The Entrepreneurship Centre at Oxford Saïd curates a Fintech lecture series, focusing on how the economic industry is increasingly using technology to make financial services more efficient. The series of three lectures is led by Huy Nguyen Trieu, who is part of our network of experts, and author of the highly regarded Disruptive Finance blog. The lectures take place in Hilary Term, and take a broad view of the Fintech landscape, the current market leaders, and explore Fintech from a founder's perspective.
- The Oxford Seed Fund is a student-led educational programme that invests £15-25k in early-stage ventures founded by Oxford students and alumni. It provides funding and support to entrepreneurs. Take a look at our investment portfolio, and read all about the Seed Fund investments we've made to date.
- The Entrepreneurship Project - the Centre helps to deliver one of the core, integral parts of the Oxford MBA and Executive MBA programme: the Entrepreneurship Project or EP. The EP challenges participants to develop a full business plan and present it to a panel of invited investors and other practitioners. Completed plans must be attractive to the professional investor, and for students already running a business, this is a great chance to develop new products or business models and have them rigorously evaluated. The Oxford MBA and EMBA give participants the chance to customise their learning experience to meet individual career goals and aspirations. Electives allow participants to specialise in certain subject areas gaining depth and breadth across the range of management and business disciplines. Recent elective courses with an entrepreneurial element include: raising capital, entrepreneurial finance, technology and innovation strategy, and private equity.